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Well, I'm sure that we would be a bit higher on the server's priority list, but aside from a few others, those who have posted here are the only ones left. We are the last remnants of a civilization long lost to the crippling hands of time. I'd say our current active user base is around 15 people. Certainly not enough to warrant fixing this ol' gal up.

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Well, I'm sure that we would be a bit higher on the server's priority list, but aside from a few others, those who have posted here are the only ones left. We are the last remnants of a civilization long lost to the crippling hands of time. I'd say our current active user base is around 15 people. Certainly not enough to warrant fixing this ol' gal up.
Which is more valuable - the number of contributing members, or the hit count they generate?
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Which is more valuable - the number of contributing members, or the hit count they generate?


Are you suggesting we provide more salacious offerings in the public sections of the forum?
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Are you suggesting we provide more salacious offerings in the public sections of the forum?
I'm not worried about my stuff getting taken. If need be, I'll crack open a few of my nest eggs and see what that does.
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Are you suggesting we provide more salacious offerings in the public sections of the forum?
Well, not really - but if you're amenable to the idea, be as salacious as you want Bri.

I was suggesting that we forget this site has a sizeable and sustained hit count. Would that not be a more important factor to site owners than how many contributing members we have?
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Doubt it will ever reach critical mass.

Even if you go to the one or two writing sites that are busy now -- the areas for writers who have a snowball's chance in hell of reaching some wider audience aren't much busier than this -- or it's just a bunch of people patting themselves on the back.

Sad to say -- but I think the days of the fairly serious writing site are over...
How about we organise some day trips? Fresh air and a change of scene.

We could pick a site, synchronise joining it en masse, and then descend on it for twenty four hours like a bunch of marauding Vikings. Flood it with rhymes, commentary, crit, post new ridiculous threads, cause some arguments....

We could make it competitive - the first three to get banned are the winners.

Just amuses me to think of some backwater site suddenly being inundated with a bunch of hooligan newbies who arrive and leave like a whirlwind.

Think of it as a team building exercise or a learning based project....
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But I do probably have better advise than the silliness you all say
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Originally Posted by Grace Gabriel View Post
Well, not really - but if you're amenable to the idea, be as salacious as you want Bri.

I was suggesting that we forget this site has a sizeable and sustained hit count. Would that not be a more important factor to site owners than how many contributing members we have?
I assumed Grace was offering me an apologiy for stating the obvious; that this is crap and needs to be fixed. If not she was so stupid as to be beyond help.
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Ok, I have perhaps said better remarks than that
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Hello, stuff follows: -

You can all be the nicest most helpful people on Dog's green earth, but when your UI is twenty years out of date you have two options: -

1) We can make money out of this. Let's update, expand and get that revenue in.
2) We cannot make the figures work. Let's keep things ticking over with our antiquated system and our current members.

Obviously I did not mention option 3) because it is the worst of all options: -

3) Dunno, Lets keep quiet, make no plans, and fuck knows.

Which is it?
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Not only 20 years out of date, but broken even by those standards. I say you buy the place and make it pop.


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("...naah, the only thing that counts are the posts themselves..." ventured the goblin who felt that if the reader could relate then it was good, though if that same reader could actually reply then it was just much better still, smiling "...all very simple, one keeps an eye on the hitcount to note one's readership, while keeping another eye on replies indicating whether one has made them think either by what one has written oneself or by the company one was offering...", meanwhile no end of snow just fell like a curtain, and that somewhere within the darkness out there santa lurked as if waiting for his chance to turn any passing human into a christmas shopping zombie, to the goblin just sighed "...naah, if I get into the spirit of things, then I just end up with things for my distraction, instead much too much is happening on the world stage now, and always it seems that they prepare their moves during the christmas period on through the new year, only to actually act in january or february...")

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Haven't we been over this with you before?


Otherwise, yeah -- take on the project. I'm sure if you're persistent you can get in touch with owners and make them an offer -- and then you can do all the necessary work to update and promote the site.

Good luck!
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Nah. We're just retro and ironic.

Only a hipster can dig it....
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It's a place to meet those we relate to.
A place to show what we've woven with words, and get feed back through another's eyes. It's a place I like.
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Truthfully, I like the place as it is now. We've gained some great new members who regularly contribute - I love Lockette and Luciaphile. Connie is a regular presence lately and I've got a real soft spot for her. I don't need the site itself to be whizzy.
Long as I've got Flea....
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Originally Posted by Myers View Post
Haven't we been over this with you before?


Otherwise, yeah -- take on the project. I'm sure if you're persistent you can get in touch with owners and make them an offer -- and then you can do all the necessary work to update and promote the site.

Good luck!
I like to repeat myself because, what is it Shakespeare said about people who feel they are unheard? "They prattle on like fucking self-important foghorns". You'll find the quote in Titus Nova Scotia.

Unfortunately I left my keys in my other car or something. Does that even relate to what I am saying? Perhaps, think about it, but do not waste too much time.
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Originally Posted by Chinspinner View Post
I like to repeat myself because, what is it Shakespeare said about people who feel they are unheard? "They prattle on like fucking self-important foghorns". You'll find the quote in Titus Nova Scotia.



Unfortunately I left my keys in my other car or something. Does that even relate to what I am saying? Perhaps, think about it, but do not waste too much time.


Is this about Miley Cyrus leaving America?


Well, she ended up staying.

Maybe she was spoiled by our luxuries?


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Is this about Miley Cyrus leaving America?


Well, she ended up staying.

Maybe she was spoiled by our luxuries?


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I must say, I am looking forward to you discovering the other thread, which did make me chuckle a lot. I feel like an evil salesman, in that I am only mildly evil, and I really love the way you smile, kinda like a pretty donkey.
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Donkeys have huge cocks... so, appropriate. Or at least flattering.


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Originally Posted by Chinspinner View Post
I must say, I am looking forward to you discovering the other thread, which did make me chuckle a lot. I feel like an evil salesman, in that I am only mildly evil, and I really love the way you smile, kinda like a pretty donkey.
Yep, yep...getting a visual here...damn Brian, you're cute

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And why not turn this place over to the ad men. What would this world be without capitalism around every corner. That's the xmas spirit!

Feliz Navidad..now get the fuck to work on that wall...!
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Yep, yep...getting a visual here...damn Brian, you're cute

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So Brian pretends to have a donkey cock and loks like the heal of my left shoe... can we move on?
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Originally Posted by Chinspinner View Post
So Brian pretends to have a donkey cock and loks like the heal of my left shoe... can we move on?


I think we have moved on. The OP didnít give us much to go on, you know?


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Originally Posted by Chinspinner View Post
Hello, stuff follows: -

You can all be the nicest most helpful people on Dog's green earth, but when your UI is twenty years out of date you have two options: -

1) We can make money out of this. Let's update, expand and get that revenue in.
2) We cannot make the figures work. Let's keep things ticking over with our antiquated system and our current members.

Obviously I did not mention option 3) because it is the worst of all options: -

3) Dunno, Lets keep quiet, make no plans, and fuck knows.

Which is it?
Why is this a recurring theme? I see no positive direction for this thread.
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My comments fall in line with Chris Spinners comments on a closed thread.
The writers and the readers here are phenomenal; it's the platform itself that's broken. And no one seems to give a shit about fixing it.

I'm reluctant to make new posts. Once they're up, the OP seems to have little to no control over them. I can edit them and even delete the content, but the thread stays up. Understand that when I delete a thread it's not because my feelings are hurt. It's usually because I'm ready to take all the valuable feedback and move along to the next step (finding a publisher).

It's difficult to find a publisher when your piece comes up under plagiarism checks. While I can explain to a publisher that I'm the OP here, it's a conversation I'd rather not have. I know about the Members Only forum now, but the OP should still be able to delete his own threads.
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